View Poll Results: Would you give up 4G on your EVO to save $10/month?
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Yes - I'd rather save $10/Month than have 4G
No - I want my 4G and would pay the $10/Month
- 11-04-2010, 06:11 PM #2
- 11-04-2010, 06:15 PM #3
same here. id do it in a heartbeat. i live in so cal and there isnt 4g anywhere close to me. this $10 fee is ridiculous. There charging me for a service that they dont have to offer me. robbery!!!! has anyone ever complained to them for this reason and actually got a $10 credit each month? this has got to be against the law some how
well this poll was really for those who are in a 4G area. i rarely if ever use 4G because of the huge battery drain so it's really not worth it for me. and 3G is plenty fast for me. the simultaneous voice + data is nice but not worth $10/month. my intent was not to start a bunch of Sprint-bashing here but to see who sees what value in the 4G feature.
- 11-04-2010, 06:34 PM #5
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I wish we didn't have to pay for 4g like TMo. I really think TMo's HSPA+ is gonna be much better than Springs 4g. But anyway.. I use it a lot being in a 4g area. I have a problem paying the $10 "premium data experience" when I already pay for an unlimited data plan. Especially when again, TMo's 4G is free. But, I like having 4g so I vote no.
- 11-04-2010, 06:38 PM #6
- 11-04-2010, 06:42 PM #7
- 11-04-2010, 06:57 PM #8
Well, the problem is that Sprint will NEVER tell you the $10 surcharge is for 4g. Technically, 4g could go away, and as far as they're concerned, you still have to pay the surcharge because the Evo is a multimedia/network intensive phone that allows premium services like two-way video chat and blah blah blah...regardless of whether or not it's on 3g or 4g. That's how they get away with charging the premium to those of us who don't live in a 4g market.
- 11-04-2010, 06:59 PM #9
- 11-04-2010, 07:15 PM #10
We're getting WiMax 12/1 in both the cities I spend most of my time and I'd still give it up in a heartbeat. I'd spent a few days this August in the Seatte Area (i.e., the home of Clearwire and presumably one of the best-served areas in the country) and it was still fairly spotty, not usable indoors much, and not really much faster real-world than 3G (and def. not WiFi).
I hear LTE is supposed to be better, so in a couple of years when I'm sick of the EVO I'll get one that runs that band.
- 11-04-2010, 07:23 PM #11
I live in Las Vegas, NV and don't use the 4g because of the battery drain. I do use Clear for my home internet connection, and the larger clear modem is much better picking up a signal, but with 3/5 bars I don't get the speed I am paying for. 4g mobile is worthless as my 3g is stable and quick enough for what I need. By the time I remember to turn 4g on, I am done using my "slower" 3g connection. With 45 seconds to turn on 4g, there is almost no time it would save time. For large downloads I have Evo > Wifi > Clear > Internet and it is faster then the built in 4g modem and lower power.
- 11-04-2010, 07:30 PM #12
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- 11-04-2010, 08:01 PM #14
Well since the 10bucks is for truly unlimited data, I might give up 4G and stay under a 5GB cap to save 10 bucks. I live in Atlanta but go to school in a non 4g city, and even in Atlanta 4g is spotty. At this point it isn't where it needs to be, drains the heck out of battery, so I am thinking I could live without it. Cool thing about 4G is that i can show it off to all my friends, and that it is faster than most people ATT DSL connections in atlanta.
- 11-04-2010, 08:58 PM #15
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I don't live in a 4g area - so heck yes I'd like that charge removed. It's sad turning on my phone everyday and seeing that bright 4g logo flashing me only to know that my phone will be outdated before it ever comes to our area......of course they say that charge isn't for the 4g........
- 11-04-2010, 09:19 PM #16
- 11-04-2010, 09:31 PM #17
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Even with the $10 EVO tax (It's never ever - EVER been a 4G fee) my monthly plan is a hell of a lot cheaper than what I paid with AT&T and the iPhone... TMO's every thing plan (if you pay full price for the phone as I did with my Nexus One) is the best deal besides Sprint.. and if you live, work and play in a solid 3G or HSPA+ city TMO is the deal... I live 30 miles south east off I-24 from Nashville and only got Edge speeds at home.. had to drive at least 10 miles towards Nashville to get "3G" speeds...
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